Story of Fennovoima

Finland's youngest nuclear power company has grown to become a work community of hundreds of professionals. We have what it takes to produce emission-free electricity for Finland. This page tells Fennovoima's story through its most significant events.

Finland's latest nuclear power company has grown to become a work community of hundreds of professionals. We have what it takes to produce emission-free solution for Finnish electricity production. This page is telling Fennovoima's story through it most significant events.

Year 2017


Materials are sent to STUK to be evaluated for the safety assessment, which is a prerequisite for the construction license. The whole year is spent working with the license materials, and Fennovoima employees shuttle between Helsinki and St. Petersburg, where RAOS Project’s other office is located. RAOS Project moves some designers to Salmisaari in Helsinki, next to Fennovoima’s headquarters, making it easier and faster for the companies to cooperate.

RAOS Project starts contract negotiations on the I&C of the power plant. British Rolls-Royce is to be the main supplier and supplier of protection I&C systems.

Fennovoima’s organisation grows and develops. Its management system is granted OHSAS 18001 certificate on occupational safety. In April, Fennovoima’s first corporate responsibility report is published.

The company celebrates its ten first years. The popularity of Fennovoima’s project takes a major leap forward in Pyhäjoki, with support rising by 7.6 percent in a year. About 75 percent of the municipality’s residents support the project. Open door day gathers thousands of participants on the construction site.

Year 2016


In the summer, Fennovoima and Posiva sign a service agreement, making it possible to utilise Posiva’s knowhow in the spent fuel final disposal project. The final disposal is to start in the 2090s, at the earliest.

RAOS Project starts contract negotiations with GE Steam Power Systems on the delivery of the plant’s turbine-generator. The turbine-generator unit is one of the largest equipment deliveries of the power plant.

Fennovoima delivers materials to STUK, depicting the main principles of the plant’s safety design and the methods used in this work.

Atomproekt is in charge of the plant’s main design, and the reactor is designed by Gidropress. The main contractor Titan-2 also has a major role in the design of the power plant.

The training building is the first building to be completed on the Hanhikivi peninsula. Its opening ceremony is in Pyhäjoki in December.

Year 2015


Fennovoima submits the construction license application to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The application describes, among other things, the chosen site, power plant type, the most important safety systems, nuclear waste management, financing of the project, and Fennovoima’s organisation.

Fennovoima will supplement its application with the design materials of the nuclear power plant. The company has to be able to show that the plant will be built to meet the Finnish safety requirements and orders of the authorities. A prerequisite for being granted the construction license is a positive safety assessment from STUK. SRV and Fortum join the project, and Outokumpu increases its shareholding.

Preparatory work of the future nuclear power plant starts in Pyhäjoki. The future site of the plant is cleared and fenced, and it is raised in height. In October, the access road from national road 8 to the plant site is completed. The new Hanhikiventie road is about 4 kilometres long.

At the end of the year, Fennovoima has over 200 employees.

Year 2014


The application to supplement the Decision-in-Principle is instituted in March. The supplemented Decision-in-Principle is approved in the parliament by 115 votes to 74 on the 5th of December 2014.

At the end of March, 34% of Fennovoima’s shares are transferred to RAOS Voima Oy, Rosatom’s Finnish subsidiary. In April, RAOS Voima and Voimaosakeyhtiö SF, consisting of Finnish industrial and energy companies, make the final investment decision on the construction and financing of the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant.

In December, Fennovoima applies for an environmental permit for the nuclear power plant. The permit application describes the use-phase operations of the nuclear power plant and its environmental impact.